Non-profit matches grant from mine operator for New JACC

    An elevation rendering of the New JACC.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Partnership, Inc., the non-profit that raises funds to build the New Juneau Arts & Culture Center, or New JACC, has announced the completion of efforts to match a major donation from Coeur Alaska – Kensington Mine.

    Coeur Alaska, the owner and operator of the Kensington Mine, announced at the end of 2018 its plan to donate $50,000 to the New JACC on the condition that the partnership raised an equal amount of money for the project.

    According to a press release from New JACC spokesperson Ben Brown, since the beginning of 2019, the New JACC Partnership Capital Campaign has "continued steadily onward towards the goal of building a dedicated arts and culture facility for Alaska’s Capital City."

    Brown adds that there are now 110 major donors who have contributed amounts greater than $10,000 alongside substantial grants from an array of businesses and foundations.

    Mark Kiessling, the general manager for Coeur Alaska – Kensington Mine, will present a check to Ruth Kostik, the treasurer of The Partnership board of directors, at the first Summer Block Party of 2019 on Friday, June 7 at the JACC.

    Kiessling said, “We at Coeur Alaska value the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council’s role in ensuring the quality of life in Juneau, and are pleased to see that our contribution has been successfully matched.”

    Kostik noted, “The Partnership is so grateful to Coeur Alaska – Kensington Mine for this wonderful contribution which brings us ever closer to our goal. Every dollar is crucially important, and the message this sends to the business community is equally valuable in spurring more participation that will make the New JACC a reality.”

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